SheffieldDevops: Talk by David Lockwood - Redis: when a scalable system stops scaling

Our event is generously hosted by Sky Betting and Gaming, with a talk starting at 18:30.

18:00: Doors open

18:30 – 19:15: David Lockwood - Redis: when a scalable system stops scaling

19:15: Socialising


David is a Lead Engineer at Tutorful, writing code and solving problems to help make 1:1 tuition accessible to everybody.

He is particularly passionate about code reviews, how development teams work, CSS (don’t judge, it’s just fun!), good automated tests, and a nice abstraction.

When not writing code or in a meeting, he will be playing (yet another) round of Dragonwood with his children or driving them to a dance class.

- When you have designed and built a distributed, scalable application and an alarm fires telling you that something that shouldn’t be a problem is a problem… what do you do?
- A journey across the stack, from alert to resolution, via all the dead ends. Stops will be made in AWS, Redis and at a smattering of dashboards.

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The devops group in Sheffield has been founded to provide a forum for discussion on:

* Adoption of software development lifecycle practices into operations and system administration.
* Creating collaborative working culture/environment for developers and operations teams.
* Applying agile principles in an environment dominated by changes, firefighting and reluctance to change.
* Automation - version control, branching strategies, CI/CD pipelines, deployment and monitoring.
* Metrics - collection of system/application/business/build/SLM metrics and the subsequent reporting and sharing.
* Technology - cool new tools from clusters to containers, cloud solutions, paas, iaas, visualization, monitoring and dashboards - just so long as they help create the devops culture.
* Adoption of Lean principles to improve the flow of work through an organisation.

We plan to meet on the second Thursday of each month in central Sheffield, we’ll have a couple of talks on the above subject areas and then head to a nearby public house to continue the discussion in an more informal manner.

We’re on the look out for speakers, so if you (or someone you know) have a passion for any of the above topics and have something to share then please get in touch via email or twitter.

The group has been created thanks to the efforts of great people on the Sheffield Digital slack channel for the digital community in Sheffield - if you want to lend a hand in running the group or have any ideas to make it bigger and better then please get in touch.